Synonyms for curse


Grammar : Noun, verb
Spell : kurs
Phonetic Transcription : kɜrs

Top 10 synonyms for curse Other synonyms for the word curse

Définition of curse

Origin :
  • late Old English curs "a prayer that evil or harm befall one," of uncertain origin, perhaps from Old French curuz "anger," or Latin cursus "course." Connection with cross is unlikely. No similar word exists in Germanic, Romance, or Celtic. Curses as a histrionic exclamation is from 1885. The curse "menstruation" is from 1930. Curse of Scotland, the 9 of diamonds in cards, is attested from 1791, but the origin is obscure.
  • noun hateful, swearing remark
  • noun misfortune wished upon someone
  • verb swear
Example sentences :
  • The day which his Maker intended as a blessing, man has converted into a curse.
  • Extract from : « Sunday under Three Heads » by Charles Dickens
  • The school is a prison in which work is a punishment and a curse.
  • Extract from : « A Treatise on Parents and Children » by George Bernard Shaw
  • I found the story of the Bacillus, the curse that killed Darmstetter, that killed Helen.
  • Extract from : « The Bacillus of Beauty » by Harriet Stark
  • I flung it upon the floor with a curse and threw myself back on my bed with a groan.
  • Extract from : « Green Mansions » by W. H. Hudson
  • It was like one of those old incantations; almost like a curse.
  • Extract from : « Dust » by Mr. and Mrs. Haldeman-Julius
  • They said nothing, but let me curse myself out, to my heart's content.
  • Extract from : « Ned Myers » by James Fenimore Cooper
  • The man answered with a curse, and vanished into the deep gloom.
  • Extract from : « Fair Margaret » by H. Rider Haggard
  • "Curse me, if it's not all over with Clary," continued Sir Philip.
  • Extract from : « Tales And Novels, Volume 3 (of 10) » by Maria Edgeworth
  • Certainly it did seem as if the curse of Philip was already at its work.
  • Extract from : « Night and Morning, Complete » by Edward Bulwer-Lytton
  • He wanted to curse and swear, and had to clap his hands on his mouth to prevent it.
  • Extract from : « The Works of Whittier, Volume VI (of VII) » by John Greenleaf Whittier

Antonyms for curse

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